Remember our fallen soldiers and focus on peace, humanity and unity

This week, we are asked to remember. The Veteran’s Affairs ( www.vac.gc.ca) website says to remember the First World War, Second World War, and the Korean War. There is nothing there about Afghanistan — yet so many have died there. Do conflicts not count? Do the families of those killed there not deserve to have their kin remembered on Nov. …

NHL has a duty to protect: could fisticuffs on the ice lead to handcuffs?

Employers have a duty to protect: could fisticuffs in the NHL lead to “handicuffs”? Those who oppose fighting tend to do so on moral and civil grounds or legal grounds. Like matters of taste, levels of civility and morality are much more variable than I had realized, thus difficult to argue without sounding righteous or patronizing. Criminal law and employment …

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Ban fighting in hockey because it’s the right thing to do

I’m on the ‘ban’wagon. I want to see fighting banned in hockey. Why? Because it is the right thing to do. Period. Need more reasons? Here are five against fighting. 1. It is wrong to punch people. That’s why in civil society you go to jail for punching people. That’s why in kid’s hockey it is not allowed. No one …